Neymar: Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa rules out move for Brazilian

Neymar: Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa rules out move for Brazilian

- Neymar has been heavily linked with a return to his former club Barcelona

- The Brazilian is considered as one of the best players in the world at the moment

- Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa has stated that he won’t sign the 28-year-old

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Neymar’s hopes of returning to Barcelona have been dashed by the club’s presidential candidate Toni Freixa who has stated that the Brazilian is not among the best.

The winger who left the Catalan club on a record move to joining French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain is being linked with a return to the Camp Nou.

Many consider the 28-year-old as one of the best players in the world including ousted Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu who did everything possible to bring the player back, but failed until he resigned.

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Ahead of the intense election for the position of Barcelona’s president, candidate Toni Freixa says he won’t sanction a move for Neymar if he emerges winner of the election.

He told Cadena SER as cited in Dailymail:

“Neymar, because of his performance, is not even among the 30 best players in Europe right now. If I were president, I would not sign him.
“The most important thing about Barcelona is Barcelona itself. We do not depend on anyone.”

Neymar has been impressive since joining PSG for a staggering £200million as he remains the most expensive player of all time.

Neymar: Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa rules out move for Brazilian
Neymar may likely not return to Barcelona if Toni Freixa becomes club president. Photo: Michael Regan
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He has so far scored a massive 73 goals in 93 matches for the Parisians but has been heavily linked with a return to Barcelona following Antoine Griezmann’s struggling form.

It was earlier gathered that Neymar once placed a call through to Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos amid exit rumours from the Santiago Bernabeu.

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The 34-year-old's current deal with Los Blancos runs out at the end of the ongoing season and the Parisians are hoping they can land the defender on a free next summer.

Neymar was said to have told the Ramos that himself and Kylian Mbappe are willing to stay back at the Parc Des Princes if he chooses to join them next summer.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Paris Saint Germain's chances of keeping star player Kylian Mbappe is becoming increasingly impossible with top European clubs lurking around to lure him away from the club.

The 2018 World Cup winner has a deal with the Parisians until the summer of 2022 and an extension is not in view.

And Real Madrid have reportedly concluded plans to launch a £161 million bid for the Frenchman at the end of this season.

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